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Tara Lain

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Tara Lain believes in happy ever afters - and magic. Same thing. In fact, she says, she doesn't believe, she knows. Tara shares this passion in her stories that star her unique, charismatic heroes and adventurous heroines. Quarterbacks and cops, werewolves and witches, blue collar or billionaires, Tara's characters, readers say, love deeply, resolve seemingly insurmountable differences, and ultimately live their lives authentically. After many years living in southern California, Tara, her soulmate honey and her soulmate dog decided they wanted less cars and more trees, prompting a move to Ashland, Oregon where Tara's creating new stories and loving living in a small town with big culture. Likely a Gryffindor or maybe a Ravensclaw but posse ...more

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message 45: by Tara

Tara Lain I'm so excited to announce that OUTING THE QUARTERBACK has been rereleased and is in KU for the first time!!Outing the Quarterback


message 44: by Tara

Tara Lain More questions about Love in Laguna! Thank you. the next book in the series is Fool of Main Beach and it will release in August 2017. Thanks for asking. : )


message 43: by Tara

Tara Lain So many people have kindly asked, i want to let you know that the next book in the Love in Laguna series is called Lord of a Thousand steps. This book goes on pre-order (and cover reveal!) on Aug 1st and is released on Aug 31st. It's Ian's story. Remember the younger brother in Knave of Broken Hearts? This was an especially fun book to write! : ) Lord of a Thousand Steps


message 42: by Tara

Tara Lain There's a great AudioBook Lovin drawing on my post -- WIN a Kindle Fire full of Dreamspinner audiobooks including mine. http://www.books-n-kisses.com/2016/06...


message 41: by Tara

Tara Lain Hi. I wanted to mention that my Newsletter comes out every two-three weeks and always has contests and updates. It doesn't take long to glance through it, but it's usually fun. Love to have you subscribe.
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message 40: by Tara

Tara Lain I'm really excited about the release of Driven Snow Driven Snow because it contains one of my quirkiest heroes ever. Snow Reynaldi is a brilliant chess master -- and a shy, weird, nerd who has entire conversations with himself. I loved writing him. I know the cover model looks young, but he's actually about Snow's age -- 20. : )


message 39: by Tara

Tara Lain Many people have kindly asked when the second book in the Love in Laguna series, KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS, is coming out. It's scheduled for August 3rd from Dreamspinner Press and will likely go on pre-order around the 3rd of July. Knave of Broken Hearts Thanks so much for asking! : )


message 38: by Tara

Tara Lain So excited that Winter's Wolf released today! Winter's Wolf All 3 Tales of the Harker Pack are currently on the Gay Romance Bestseller list at Amazon and on the overall bestseller list at All Romance eBooks. Thank you everyone. : )


message 37: by Tara

Tara Lain The Cover Reveal for CANNING THE CENTER is Monday Nov 17th! Hope you like the cover as much as i do! Here's the link but no cover to see yet. Canning the Center


message 36: by Tara

Tara Lain So excited. OUTING THE QUARTERBACK is live at Amazon -- early! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N...


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Tara Lain The fabulous Cardeno C is on my blog this weekend and we're giving away books to 2 lucky winners. http://taralain.com/2014/08/big-backl...


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Tara Lain Gina wrote: "Hi Tara! Thanks for accepting, I just finished The Pack or the Panther and enjoyed it so much (I still need to do my review). Paris OMG! And i am starting book 2 in the series this evening! tha..."

Gina -- Thank you so much! If you've read any reviews you'll find out that people either ADORE Paris or hate him (just like cats! LOL). So glad you liked him. I hope you enjoy Wolf just as much. And thank you for taking the time to tell me. : )


message 33: by Gina

Gina Hi Tara! Thanks for accepting, I just finished The Pack or the Panther and enjoyed it so much (I still need to do my review). Paris OMG! And i am starting book 2 in the series this evening! thanks for the great books! :D


message 32: by Tara

Tara Lain Someone just posted the 600th rating for Fire Balls! I can't figure out who, but whoever it is, thank you so much to you and the other 599 people for reading my book! I'm honored. : )Fire Balls


message 31: by Tara

Tara Lain Big Backlist Weekend starts tomorrow (Saturday) on my Blog with guest Belinda McBride. Bel and i will both give away books. http://www.taralain.com/blog


message 30: by Tara

Tara Lain Hi everyone--
Just wanted to let you know that my new paranormal novel, CATACLYSMIC SHIFT, releases this coming Tuesday. It's posted on GR already.
: )
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18... Cataclysmic Shift


message 29: by Tara

Tara Lain Does everyone know that i have a FREE book posted in the MM Romance Group Love Has No Boundaries event? You can access and download it here.
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

It's called Love You So Hard. : )


message 28: by Tara

Tara Lain I'm pretty excited. My new website is close to going live! I'm going to have a web launch event when i do. Hope you can come. : )


message 27: by Tara

Tara Lain I just turned in my novella for the MM Romance Group's event Love Has No Boundaries. It's going to be such a fun event. If you haven't joined the group, do it now!
: )


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Tara Lain Hi everyone-- There's an event benefiting animals and the people they help going on right now on my Beautiful Boys Books Blog. Come on over and enter to win some great prizes and help Paws With a Cause!
http://beautifulboysbooks.blogspot.com

: )


message 25: by Tara

Tara Lain I have a Big BackList Weekend going on. You can win a book from me or Milly Taiden. To see which books are up for granbs, come on over . http://www.beautifulboysbooks.blogspo...


message 24: by Macky

Macky Tara wrote: "My pleasure. I will admit it is sunny here today though rain expected by the end of the week. Still, we do get about the best of the world's weather i think. : )"

True, I've been to California once - years ago -and it was HOT! Loved it... Happy memories.


message 23: by Tara

Tara Lain My pleasure. I will admit it is sunny here today though rain expected by the end of the week. Still, we do get about the best of the world's weather i think. : )


message 22: by Macky

Macky Dark, wet and dreary here in the UK! Laguna Beach would be perfect at this moment in time...And not just for the weather! :P
Thanks for friending. :)


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Tara Lain Syfy wrote: "Hi! New friends are awesome! I do so enjoy your work, adding more to my seemingly endless reading list....
Why is it that when it comes to books, there's just so little time?"


Isn't that the truth! Since i started writing novels, i have to sneak my reading in the cracks. Never enough time! : )


message 20: by Syfy

Syfy Hi! New friends are awesome! I do so enjoy your work, adding more to my seemingly endless reading list....
Why is it that when it comes to books, there's just so little time?


message 19: by Bogusia (last edited May 22, 2012 01:09PM)

Bogusia Thank you, Bogusia! Yes, Beach Balls is coming June 1st! And then i think i will also write Jerry's story so that may come o..."

Whoa - you are one busy girl. :)
:)Jerry's story:)Yay!!!
Good luck with everything! I like the menages and I will be sure, to keep an eye out for the other books.
Best wishes,
Bogusia


message 18: by Tara

Tara Lain Hi Jennifer! Likewise. Going good. My next release is June 1st, I'm in edits on my new menage that comes out on July 24th, and I'm writing the next book in my paranormal series, The Aloysius Tales. How about you?
: )


Jennifer Lane Hi Tara, it was great to meet you at RT! How's the writing going?


message 16: by Tara

Tara Lain Bogusia wrote: "A new 'Balls to the Wall' !!! Tara, you make my day :)"

Thank you, Bogusia! Yes, Beach Balls is coming June 1st! And then i think i will also write Jerry's story so that may come out later in the year or the beginning of 2013.

I don't know if you read the menages, but the 4th book in the Genetic Attraction Series will be out on July 24th. It's called Genetic Celebrity. And right now i'm writing the next book to follow Spell Cat. That should be out in the fall. Whew. I think i'm busy. : )


message 15: by Bogusia

Bogusia A new 'Balls to the Wall' !!! Tara, you make my day :)


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Tara Lain LorettaLynn wrote: "Thanks for the invite:) i love witches also so it will do :)
looking forward to checking out your work"


Thank you, Loretta. Enjoy the hop! : )


LorettaLynn Thanks for the invite:) i love witches also so it will do :)
looking forward to checking out your work


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Tara Lain Georges wrote: "..................Hi Tara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Back at you! Happy reading to you too. : )


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Tara Lain ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ wrote: "I like my mm with a dash of f so I really enjoyed The Scientist and the Supermodel (Genetic Attraction, #1) by Tara Lain and Genetic Attraction (Genetic Attraction, #2) by Tara Lain. Thanks for sending me a friendvite.

I'll exp..."


Hi Lei-- Good to know about that "dash of female". Among my books, Golden Dancer is all guys as is Volley Balls, but my recent release Deceptive Attraction is a M/M/F menage and part of the Genetic Attraction series. And the holiday release, Mistletowed, that comes out Dec 13 has it all! MM, MF, and MMF. Something for everyone. You'll find a lot of MM on my shelves because i tend to read in that genre. Have you ever read Love at First Bight? I remember it as a book i liked and it's MMMF but told mostly in the female POV. : )


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ I like my mm with a dash of f so I really enjoyed The Scientist and the Supermodel (Genetic Attraction, #1) by Tara Lain and Genetic Attraction (Genetic Attraction, #2) by Tara Lain . Thanks for sending me a friendvite.

I'll explore your shelves and don't hesitate to rec something if you see something on my shelves that might be of interest.


message 9: by Tara

Tara Lain Good morning Renee' -- You've made my day and it's not even 5:30 AM yet!! Thank you so much for reading my books. I'm delighted that you like them. I've been noticing your wonderful ratings. I'm excited about Mistletowed too. It's a quirky story but a fave of mine.I'm busy writing the sequel to Volley Balls right now and then i have four more books i'm planning. Which one to write first!? LOL Thank you again. You keep reading and i'll keep trying to please you. : ) Tara


message 8: by Renee

Renee Hello Tara,
I wanted to thank you for accepting my Friend Invite, I'm a huge Fan!!! I'm so Happy "Deceptive Attractive" is released, HOORAY it's here!!! & "Golden Dancer" is 5 Star FANTASTIC!!!! I also gave Goodreads 5 Stars to "The Scientist and the Supermodel", "Genetic Attraction" & "Volley Balls". Now I can't wait until Dec. for the release of "Mistletowed" & I'm reallyyyyyy excited to read the News about "Spell Cat" the 1st in your New M/M Paranormal Romance, The Aloysius Tales Series. WooHoo!!!
Take Care & Happy Writing,
Renee'


message 7: by Tara

Tara Lain I hope you like it! : )


Beatrice Thank you for accepting my friend request, Tara! Can't wait to read Golden Dancer! :)


William O'Brien Hi Tara- Think you won - had many delays!
Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 4: by Tara

Tara Lain Hi William -- Back at you. My book, Genetic Attraction, comes out Jan 4 so we're racing! Happy holidays. Tara


William wrote: "Hi Tara - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-lat..."



William O'Brien Hi Tara - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 2: by Tara

Tara Lain Thanks so much. I write EROM so i think i'd be a Blaze girl. But i will check it out. : )


Harlequin Books Hi Tara, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com which recently updated its look and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin.


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